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Jason M.

Chicago, IL

$70/hour

Incredibly Expert Tutor with Twelve Years' of Full-Time Experience

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Background check passed as of 11/10/12
4.8 average from 293 ratings
Highly Effective Teacher
— Mary, Granada Hills, CA on 5/19/14

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The Catholic University of America
Literature
The Catholic University of America
Master's

Education

The Catholic University of America (Literature)

The Catholic University of America (Master's)

About Jason

I've worked as a full-time, professional tutor for the last twelve years.

In the wide field of test prep, my areas of specialty include GRE, GMAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (literature and U.S. history), the CARS section of the MCAT, AP tests (literature, language, U.S. history, European history, and government), and TOEFL. I have helped between two to three thousand students improve their scores on all of these tests.

Though I have an extensive liberal arts background, please note that I am equally adept at tutoring algebra, algebra II, geometry, and advanced forms of arithmetic. In fact, for the last seven years, a significant portion of my tutoring business has consisted of adults who needed to relearn complicated math to apply to graduate school in the liberal arts or sciences.

Furthermore, I regularly help international executives with their adjustment to American life, providing a strong emphasis on grammar, idioms, and business English. I've also worked as an ESL instructor.

As a writer, I've published sixteen books, one of which recently reached #1 in the Amazon Kindle store for a day and a half. To other writers, I provide various services, ranging from light proofreading to heavy developmental editing to full-on ghostwriting. Recently, the Princeton Review hired me to co-write and co-edit their AP European History and AP World History books. During the autumn, I also help anywhere from twenty to thirty high school students with college application essays.

My personal philosophy on tutors: We must tread the fine line between friend and authority. While many may find this murkiness uncomfortable, it's the perfect place for my particular skills: equal parts personality and intellect. Though it's a cliche, I really do make learning fun.

Before entering the world of education, I worked in the film industry as a professional script reader, in high-tech as a sales writer, and in journalism at The Washington Post.

I was awarded a four-year full-tuition scholarship to The Catholic University of America, where, in a little over four years, I earned both an M.A. in rhetoric and composition and a B.A. in literature. I graduated magna cum laude and was designated a University Scholar for my excellence in the honors program.

I also spent a year studying history and literature at the unbelievably dreamy Oxford University, England. Since all of my "classes" were private tutorials with professors, I can honestly say that I've spent time on both sides of the tutoring fence.
I've worked as a full-time, professional tutor for the last twelve years.

In the wide field of test prep, my areas of specialty include GRE, GMAT, ACT,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I'm happy to extend a $10/hr discount to any students willing to travel to my neighborhood. I also charge the same rate for small groups (maximum of 3) as I do for individuals.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Chicago, IL 60640
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Highly Effective Teacher"

- Mary, Granada Hills, CA on 5/19/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Robin, Tarzana, CA on 4/5/14

"Great Tutor"

- Charlene, Northridge, CA on 4/7/13

"Great tutor"

- Tony, Pacific Palisades, CA on 11/3/12

"Good rapport with my high school senior"

- Ken, Sherman Oaks, CA on 9/10/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Steven, Los Angeles, CA on 9/6/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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The Catholic University of America
Literature
The Catholic University of America
Master's

Education

The Catholic University of America (Literature)

The Catholic University of America (Master's)

Highly Effective Teacher — My son asked me to write this review. He said Jason is the best teacher he's had in AP Euro. Jason's mastery of the subject is evident in how well he teaches it. My son only had a few sessions with him and yet he was very sad when he learned Jason's leaving. He refused to work with anyone else. It's very hard to find a tutor who knows his subject inside and out and teaches it so well. His photo ...

— Mary, Granada Hills, CA on 5/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I'm happy to extend a $10/hr discount to any students willing to travel to my neighborhood. I also charge the same rate for small groups (maximum of 3) as I do for individuals.

Travel policy

Jason will travel within 40 miles of Chicago, IL 60640.